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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Do AP classes live up to their promise?

Though skeptical of the unequivocal value of Advanced Placement courses, a Stanford University researcher says high schools...

Original post made on Apr. 30, 2013
Last comment by Cholo, on May 15, 2013 at 10:13 am | 7 comments | 10835 Views

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Foothill parents say what they want in a new principal

Parents of Foothill High School students are looking for a "strong leader" in a new principal, someone with "demonstrable...

Original post made on May. 2, 2013
Last comment by FHS parent, on May 2, 2013 at 1:54 pm | 8 comments | 2375 Views

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Pleasanton school board could appoint new principals at its meeting tonight

The Pleasantonton school board may hire three principals at its meeting tonight, to replace two high school administrators...

Original post made on May. 14, 2013
Last comment by Parent, on May 15, 2013 at 4:41 pm | 10 comments | 2417 Views

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Pleasanton school board goes out of town to hire new principals for schools here

The Pleasanton school district Tuesday hired Jason Krolikowski (in photo), an assistant principal from the San Ramon Valley...

Original post made on May. 15, 2013
Last comment by PUSD Insider, on May 24, 2013 at 12:22 am | 46 comments | 9937 Views

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Pleasanton school board approves smaller classes for first-graders

The Pleasanton school board has approved class size reductions for first-graders. Read the full story here http://www.pleasantonweekly.com/news/show_story.php?id=11282...

Original post made on May. 16, 2013
Last comment by Kelly French, on May 18, 2013 at 3:29 pm | 8 comments | 2989 Views

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U.S. News & World Report: Foothill, Amador Valley among top high schools in country

All nine Tri-Valley high schools scored among the top high schools in the country in the latest U.S. News & World report...

Original post made on May. 17, 2013
Last comment by Ptown Lover, on Jun 3, 2013 at 8:30 pm | 37 comments | 7285 Views

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Pleasanton school district receives one-time windfall from state

The Pleasanton school district can look forward to some unexpected funding. Read the full story here http://www.pleasantonweekly.com/news/show_story.php?id=11284...

Original post made on May. 18, 2013
Last comment by Me Too, on May 24, 2013 at 11:09 am | 32 comments | 2943 Views

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Pleasanton school board declines bid to consider smaller class sizes for 2nd grade

With their successful campaign for smaller class sizes in first grade behind them, about 10 parents came back to the Pleasanton...

Original post made on May. 30, 2013
Last comment by Sharolyn Borris, on May 30, 2013 at 9:57 am | 1 comment | 18674 Views

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Seniors 'cut' days at Pleasanton high schools cost district $42,417

Senioritis is in full force as 12th-graders at Foothill and Amador Valley high schools continued the tradition of "cut days"...

Original post made on May. 31, 2013
Last comment by HS , on Jun 4, 2014 at 5:00 pm | 46 comments | 4178 Views

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At Pleasanton's Foothill High School, the writing is on the wall

A new mural at Foothill High inspired by New York artist and activist Keith Haring is in its final stages. Read the full...

Original post made on Jun. 3, 2013
Last comment by Cholo, on Jun 4, 2013 at 4:35 pm | 5 comments | 2469 Views

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First-ever Education Summit introduces new science programs

The Pleasanton school district is incorporating more engineering and science into its curriculum with the idea of encouraging...

Original post made on Jun. 5, 2013
Last comment by Cholo, on Jun 8, 2013 at 10:37 pm | 2 comments | 1996 Views

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Children's voices ring true

Everyone can learn to sing, says Bee Chow, artistic director of Cantabella Children's Chorus, just like everyone learns how...

Original post made on Jun. 11, 2013
Last comment by Cholo, on Jun 12, 2013 at 10:44 am | 2 comments | 3216 Views

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Class of 2013 graduates at Foothill, Amador Valley high schools as principals also say goodbye

Foothill and Amador Valley high schools held commencement exercises Friday night with thousands of parents, other relatives...

Original post made on Jun. 15, 2013
Last comment by Cholo, on Jul 6, 2013 at 4:17 pm | 11 comments | 5220 Views

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Pleasanton school board expected to approve 2013-14 budget of $115 million tonight

The Pleasanton School Board is expected to approve a $115 million budget for the upcoming school year that includes more...

Original post made on Jun. 18, 2013
Last comment by Kathleen Ruegsegger, on Jul 1, 2013 at 11:38 am | 18 comments | 4585 Views

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Sandia honors 22 local area high school girls for outstanding achievement in math, science

Sandia National Laboratories honored 22 local high school girls for academic accomplishments at its recent annual Math and...

Original post made on Jun. 25, 2013
Last comment by Cholo, on Jun 26, 2013 at 8:40 am | 3 comments | 15262 Views

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First-graders from Mohr Elementary School open new Pleasanton playground

First-graders from Mohr Elementary School recently had the opportunity to cut a ribbon opening a new playground at Amaral...

Original post made on Jun. 27, 2013
Last comment by Cholo, on Jul 6, 2013 at 6:22 pm | 2 comments | 2663 Views

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Second-grade teacher recalls 35 years in Pleasanton school classroom

Among the 33 staff members who retired from the Pleasanton school district at the end of the school year is Carol Wolfe,...

Original post made on Jun. 27, 2013
Last comment by Rick, on Jun 27, 2013 at 9:18 am | 1 comment | 4345 Views

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Pleasanton teens turn teachers in summer program for students

Members of Amador Valley High's Science For Youth Club (SciFY, for short) have taken it on themselves to put on a free series...

Original post made on Jul. 8, 2013
Last comment by Daniel , on Jul 11, 2013 at 8:54 pm | 3 comments | 2765 Views

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Connect me, and I will make my choice

I got accepted. These words flood newsfeeds on Facebook each spring as college decisions come out. High school seniors yearn...

Original post made on Aug. 6, 2013
Last comment by Cholo, on Aug 8, 2013 at 2:40 pm | 3 comments | 2836 Views

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Amador Valley High one of more than 200 schools statewide to have 'breach' in STAR testing

The Pleasanton school district's Amador Valley High is one of more than 200 schools statewide to have a security breach in...

Original post made on Aug. 12, 2013
Last comment by Cholo, on Aug 15, 2013 at 1:15 pm | 27 comments | 11184 Views
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